Synthesis, Antimicrobial, and Brine Shrimps Lethality Assays of 3,3-Diaryl-4-(1-methyl-1H-indol-3-yl)azetidin-2-ones

Girija S. Singh, Yasser M. S. A. Al‐kahraman, Disah Mpadi, Masoom Yasinzai

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The paper describes the synthesis, characterization data, and biological activity (antibacterial, antifungal, and brine shrimps lethality) of new azetidin‐2‐ones. The compounds have been synthesized by the reaction of diarylketenes, generated in situ from thermal decomposition of the 2‐diazo‐1,2‐diarylethanones, with N‐(1‐methyl‐1H‐indol‐3‐yl)methyleneamines. The compounds have been characterized by elemental analysis and spectral (IR, 1H and 13C NMR, and MS) data. The paper also reports the results of antibacterial, antifungal, and brine shrimps lethality assays of these compounds. Some of the compounds exhibited significant biological activity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)614-619
JournalJournal of Heterocyclic Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2014


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